Thursday, July 3, 2014

Book Review: La Paloma Encuentra Un Perro Caliente by Mo Willems


Title: La Paloma encuentra un perro caliente!
Author: Mo Willems
Paperback: 40 pages
Published: April 19, 2004
By: Disney-Hyperion
Language: Spanish
Series: Pigeon
Literary Awards: Golden Archer Award for Primary (2008)

from Goodreads:
Pigeon's back! And he's found un perro caliente! But a hungry (and very sly) duckling enters the scene and wants a bite of the hot dog. Who will be the more clever bird?For the first time, Mo Willems's New York Times best-selling The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is available in Spanish for a new group of kids to fall in love with.

About Mo Willems:

#1 New York Times Bestselling author and illustrator Mo Willems is best known for his Caldecott Honor winning picture books Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus and Knuffle Bunny: a cautionary tale.

In addition to such picture books as Leonardo the Terrible Monster, Edwina the Dinosaur Who Didn’t Know She Was Extinct, and Time to Pee, Mo has created the Elephant and Piggie books, a series of early readers, and published You Can Never Find a Rickshaw When it Monsoons, an annotated cartoon journal sketched during a year-long voyage around the world in 1990-91.

The New York Times Book Review called Mo “the biggest new talent to emerge thus far in the 00's."

Mo’s work books have been translated into a myriad of languages, spawned animated shorts and theatrical musical productions, and his illustrations, wire sculpture, and carved ceramics have been exhibited in galleries and museums across the nation.

Mo began his career as a writer and animator for television, garnering 6 Emmy awards for his writing on Sesame Street, creating Nickelodeon's The Off-Beats, Cartoon Network’s Sheep in the Big City and head-writing Codename: Kids Next Door.

He lives in Brooklyn, New York with his family.

Alleluialu's Review:

My daughter sent this book to me as a reward for practicing my Spanish for 30 days. It is GREAT! I had to look up some words, but I got the overall meaning and I agree, "Un perro caliente es una celebracion en un panecillo! Children's books are a great way to review the Spanish you learned in high school and haven't used for...hmmm...many years.

Yes! I gave this book 5 stars! If you don't have a daughter who will buy this book for you, you can get your copy here at Amazon and here at Barnes & Noble. Enjoy!

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